July 2015 in Review

What a rollercoaster of a month for me and my family. We started out the month on a super high with Ben and my 10 year wedding anniversary plus the positive result for our very first IVF. Then just a couple short weeks later we find out that I miscarried. Yeah, it’s been a very rough month for my family, but luckily I have this blog to keep my mind off things and to keep me busy. I don’t think I could have survived this past month without this website. Sad but true.

So here’s the projects that kept me busy throughout July…

Anniversary wine bottle labelAnniversary Wine Bottle Labels
8 different wine bottle labels, great for bridal shower centerpieces!

mini kitchen makeoverBrother’s Mini Kitchen Makeover
I’m still totally loving this self-adhesive backsplash.

house exteriorHouse Framing
I shared a quick walk through from our framing stage!

DIY industrial tray tutorialWood Plank Tray
Super simple DIY building project with only a few cuts!

guest bedroom design ideaGuest Bedroom Makeover
Another room crossed off the to-do list at my brother’s house!

how to add legs to a nightstandHow to Add Legs to Furniture
Super small addition that can make a big impact!

Thanks to everyone for another super supportive month.
Like I said, it’s been a roller coaster but I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

And can you believe next month we move into our new home?
Can’t wait to see what August brings!

How to Add Legs to Furniture

So a couple weeks ago I showed you guys some painted nightstands for my brother’s guest bedroom. While I completely LOVED how they turned out with the Belle Craie paint and a dark glaze, I really wished they were a big more feminine. So to take the nightstands to new heights, I decided to add some legs on them (ha, see what I did there?).

And here’s what the before & after looks like…

before and after add legs to furnitureSUPPLIES:

  • 4 furniture legs (per piece) with pre-installed screws
  • Drill & bits
  • Tee nuts from Ace Hardware (about 87¢ each)
  • Hammer
  • Paint or stain

To get started, make sure you have your furniture legs first. The size of the pre-installed screws in the table legs will then determine your drill bit and your Tee nut size. Suggestion: take the legs with you to the hardware store to test out the Tee nuts!

4-in Mixed Maple Classic Bun Feet Wood Table LegOnce you have everything sized you’re ready to start assembly. Mark where you want your furniture legs and pre-drill holes. If you don’t have enough work space for the legs, you’ll need to add a small piece of wood to the underside before attaching the legs.

nightstand add legs

Next hammer in your Tee nuts into your pre-drilled holes.

t nuts for furniture legsThen screw the furniture legs into the Tee nuts.

how to add legs to night standFinish them off by painting or staining to match the rest of the piece.

how to add legs to nightstand

And yes, it really is that simple.
And I really think it makes a HUGE difference!

how to add legs to a nightstandJust make sure you set the legs back far enough so they are sticking out in front. Remember it’s ok not to set the legs flush to the front of the piece. Even setting them back 1/2 inch is better safe than sorry.

add legs to nightstandThe legs cost me about $24 per nightstand (for a set of 4).
At least I purchased the nightstands for only $20 each.
Still a bargain in my book and now love them more than ever!

Great before & after right?

before and after add legs to furnitureAnd doesn’t this give you so much more working room when you spot something in a thrift store or Goodwill? Yep, possibilities are endless with this simple adjustment!

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